Students at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. (Photo by Emily Zlevor, courtesy of Xavier High School. Provided to America Media by Mary McAuliffe.)
Faith Short Take
Mary McAuliffeNovember 22, 2019
The accusations of paganism and idolatry at the Synod on the Amazon sent a troubling message about the universality of the church, writes Mary McAuliffe, a teacher at a Jesuit school in the Pacific.
Faith News
AP: Clergy sex abuse has cost more than $4 billion and implicated at least 5,100 priests by the church’s own count since 2002.
Faith News
Associated PressNovember 22, 2019
“The seminary is not a den of sexual misconduct fueled by excessive drinking,” the report on the investigation says.
Faith News
Sivori, a 77-year-old member of the Salesian order, is an assistant principal at a Salesian school in Udon Thani, in northeast Thailand.
Arts & Culture Television
Jaelani Turner-WilliamsNovember 22, 2019
“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is exposing millions more to the role of spirituality in RZA’s life, career and role in Wu-Tang Clan.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 22, 2019
The fact that there is a big-screen “Mr. Rogers movie” is no surprise, nor is the casting of Tom Hanks as the children’s television host.
Politics & Society News
The state where a grand jury’s groundbreaking report set off a new wave of reckoning over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church passed legislation Thursday giving victims more time to sue and police more time to file charges.
Politics & Society News
On Nov. 21, Ortega supporters tried to enter St. John the Baptist Parish in Masaya, south of Managua, the capital, forcing churchgoers to barricade the doors with pews.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 22, 2019
The pope reminded priests, religious and seminarians that the fervor of evangelization “is nurtured by a double encounter: with the face of the Lord and with the faces of our brothers and sisters.”
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalNovember 22, 2019
This week, we welcome, for the second time, Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz, two-thirds of the Jewish podcast, “Unorthodox.”
Politics & Society News
Manuel RuedaNovember 21, 2019
A church located on the outskirts of Bolivia's capital city became an improvised morgue Nov. 20, following another deadly day of protests in the South American country.
Politics & Society News
Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican-based confederation of 165 national Catholic charities, has expressed sadness and outrage over incidents of child abuse by a Belgian Salesian priest who had been the national director of Caritas in the Central African Republic.
Politics & Society News
A federal judge Nov. 20 temporarily blocked the executions of four federal death-row inmates scheduled for December and January, saying the lethal injections they were to receive goes against the Federal Death Penalty Act.
Faith News Analysis
Olga SeguraNovember 21, 2019
I reached out by email to every diocese in the country and asked: Has your diocese started any new initiatives based on the 2018 pastoral letter on racism published by the U.S.C.C.B?
Elizabeth Koroma protests in the Rhode Island Statehouse on May 14 against state legislation aimed at expanding legal abortion. (CNS photo/Brian Fraga, Rhode Island Catholic)
Politics & Society Short Take
Steven P. MilliesNovember 21, 2019
Steven P. Millies: A half-century of the U.S. bishops calling abortion the ‘preeminent issue’ in politics leaves Catholics unprepared for a post-Roe landscape.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 21, 2019
To be “a missionary disciple is not a mercenary of the faith,” Pope Francis told the Catholics of Thailand, but rather “a humble mendicant” who longs to bring missing family members to the Sunday table.t
Pope Francis, left, and his cousin, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori visit the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch at Was Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 21, 2019
Pope Francis spent his first full day in Thailand meeting with the country’s prime minister and supreme patriarch of Buddhists.
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne, Germany, and Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising distribute Communion during Cardinal Woelki's installation Mass at the cathedral in Cologne on Sept. 20, 2014. (CNS photo/Jorg Loeffke, KNA) 
Faith Dispatches
Zita Ballinger FletcherNovember 21, 2019
“We are emphasizing through the synodal way the community and bonds of all believers—not the difference between clergy and laity. All of us are baptized and confirmed. All of us stand in the same mission to witness the Gospel,” Father Langendörfer said.
Faith Dispatches
Arriving in Thailand after an 11-hour flight, Pope Francis was greeted by 11 children -- one for each of the country's dioceses.
The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738), Blue crew, returns to homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., following a strategic deterrence patrol. Maryland is one of five ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base and is capable of carrying up to 20 submarine-launched ballistic missiles with multiple warheads. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ashley Berumen/Released)
Politics & Society Explainer
Ellen K. BoegelNovember 20, 2019
The obvious religious motivation of the Plowshares activists did not insulate them from criminal prosecution. The First Amendment prohibits the government from applying different rules to religious believers, but the Plowshares defendants were treated the same as any other intruder on government